Preschool/Kindergarten 2 1/2 - 5 years | Westfield Area Y

Preschool

Westfield Area Y Early Learning programs strengthen families and boost youth development by offering preschoolers and their famlies a safe and healthy place to learn foundational skills, develop relationships and build self-reliance through character development and a structured curriculum.

We have full day preschool and half-day preschool options to meet the needs of your family.  

All programs are led by experienced and caring staff.  

Our day includes exploration and hands-on learning with art, dramatic play, building, nature and quiet areas; small group theme-based activities; a balanced blend of active and quiet times with minimum transitions, music and movement (indoor/outdoor).  

Children become active and creative explorers while developing good habits and postive attitudes.   

We incorporate the Creative Curriculum and Healthy U throughout our day.

For full day preschool in Westfield, contact Eileen Rooney at erooney@westfieldynj.org or 908-654-8460.
For full day or half day preschool in Garwood, contact Shannon McGillis at smcgillis@westfieldynj.org or 908-301-1616.
For half day preschool in Westfield, contact Maria Nierstedt at mnierstedt@westfieldynj.org or 908-233-2700 x423.

 

Kindergarten

Full Day Kindergarten (age 5 by October 1)

The Westfield Area Y offers Full-Day Kindergarten and follows the Westfield Public School curriculum and calendar.  The added class time allows children to expand on their academic skills through our science, art, music and healthy living programs. Weekly swim lessons, Spanish and sports classes are included.

Robert & Virginia Bauer Family Branch
422 East Broad Street, Westfield

Offered: Monday-Friday 8:30AM-2:30PM
Valet drop-off (8:15-8:30AM) and after care (2:30- 3:15PM) are available for no additional fee.

For information, contact Eileen Rooney at erooney@westfieldynj.org; 908-233-2700 x423.

OUR HOURS AND LOCATIONS

 
(908) 233-2700 (908) 233-2700 (908) 223-8820 (908) 301-1616 (908) 654-8460 (908) 317-9622 (908) 233-2700
220 Clark Street,
Westfield, NJ,
07090
220 Clark Street,
Westfield, NJ,
07090
111 Ferris Place,
Westfield, NJ,
07090
500 East Street,
Garwood, NJ,
07027
170 Elm Street,
Westfield, NJ,
07090
422 East Broad Street,
Westfield, NJ,
07090
220 Walnut Avenue,
Cranford, NJ,
07016
Weekdays
5:00AM-10:30PM
Saturday 
6:00AM-8:00PM
Sunday
7:00AM-9:00PM

 

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7:30AM-8:00PM 
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8:00AM-6:00PM
 
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9:00AM-5:00PM 
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7:00AM-6:30PM 
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* CLOSED
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OUR MISSION

The Westfield Area YMCA is a nonprofit human service organization dedicated to developing the full potential of every individual and family in the communities it serves through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.